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Anyone Can Do It Audiobook

Anyone Can Do It: My Story

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Publisher's Summary

At 30, Duncan Bannatyne had no money and was enjoying life on the beaches of Jersey. He saw a story about someone who had made himself a millionaire, and decided to do the same. Five years later, he had done it, and now he is worth £168 million.

In this remarkable book, Bannatyne relives his colourful path to riches, from ice cream salesman to multi-millionaire, explaining how anyone could take the same route as he did, if they really want to.

Hugely articulate, and with numerous fascinating and revealing stories to tell, this is an autobiography and a business book unlike any other. But then, Bannatyne isn't like any other businessman, either.

©2006 Bannatyne Media Ltd; (P)2007 Orion Publishing Group Ltd

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    Stephen 28/07/2007
    Stephen 28/07/2007
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    "Duncan Bannatyne - Super Hero!"

    I've always admired the public persona of Duncan Bannatyne, since first seeing him on 'Dragons Den', but I didn't know very much about him. I just knew he was a highly successful multi-millionaire with a straight, no-nonsense approach to everything. It's how I wanted to be. Then I bought 'Millionaire MBA' and there he was again - straight-talking, full of common-sense business advice, and a mentor from that point on, albeit at arm's length.

    This superb book uncovers the compassion and real humility of the man. It's a great shame it wasn't read by him as well, as I think his great energy is understated and diluted by the narrator. Nonetheless it's a great book about a truly great British entrepreneur and an inspirational, world-class business leader. Whenever I see or hear the words 'Anyone Can Do It' I am usually very sceptical and push my wallet and credit cards deeper into my pocket as I prepare for the 'sales pitch'. This book just isn't a pitch for anything; instead it is a highly motivational, humorous and engaging story of an ordinary Brit with extraordinary drive and determination. Duncan Bannatyne could successfully convince anyone with even modest aspirations to 'go for it', to believe in themselves and the fact that 'Anyone Can Do It'. Thanks Duncan! Highly recommended.

    27 of 28 people found this review helpful
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    Mohammed CambridgeUnited Kingdom 13/12/2008
    Mohammed CambridgeUnited Kingdom 13/12/2008
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    "Extremely inspiring and very simplistic"

    There are 2 great aspects of this book - one is that the story of Duncan's progress is truly inspiring to the common man i.e. you and me can connect to the situations that Duncan went through, we can connect to his thought process which is no \"great shakes\" but simple logic - hence the title \"Anyone can do it\" is a perfect reflection of the message in the biography. Secondly the style in which the book has been written/read conveys the message in simple, common man language and gives you a strong adrenaline kick which urges you to start thinking about doing your own business - simply because 'anyone can do it'. Good Luck!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Essential 25/07/2015
    Essential 25/07/2015
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    "Excellent Listen, 5/5"

    Excellent audio book. Couldn't but the dam thing down.
    Interesting in light to a great achiever in life.
    On the same lines as James Cann, just started the Peter Jones audio book and they are worlds apart. Skip Peters and head straight for Duncan's or James :)

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Dennis 05/10/2014
    Dennis 05/10/2014
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    "A bit more detail"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    All in all it was well spent time. But I would have loved a bit more information on how he started his first businesses. It seemed very compressed to me and I heard not so much about any obstacles and troubles. I think most people would like to hear more about the first million than about the rest.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    As I said, a bit more detail.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jack Trader 05/02/2017
    Jack Trader 05/02/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Greatest aspiration"

    I've listened to quite a few books on business and accruing wealth and have been inspired. but listening to Duncans words makes me aspired to do it the way he did it, the way with intregrity

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    C 25/09/2016
    C 25/09/2016 Member Since 2017

    I am manager of a charity and really enjoy listening to memoirs and political diaries which unlikely to get round to reading.

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    "Good listen"

    I enjoyed listening to Duncan Bannatyne's story - once I got used to the narrator not being Duncan.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ashley Peat 21/08/2016
    Ashley Peat 21/08/2016
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    "Much better than I expected it would be"

    I recently read Elon Musks book, but didn't get a sense of me being able to to it, he appeared gifted with natural ability.

    Where as Duncan's book literally recounts from being dirt poor to 100million plus, simply by using sound logic. It seems very achievable without downplaying the tough bits.

    Really enjoyed and learned from it too. Gives a sense of perspective on creating big companies

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer W.Sussex, UK 08/10/2015
    Amazon Customer W.Sussex, UK 08/10/2015 Member Since 2016
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    "only some people could do it!"

    a different and fascinating account. it is strange he seemed to take so long to get started and then could not stop once launched.

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    runner0919 01/03/2015
    runner0919 01/03/2015 Member Since 2016
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    "Easy and Enjoyable listen"
    Would you listen to Anyone Can Do It again? Why?

    I thought it was an enjoyable listen and a great insight into the life of Duncan Bannatyne. It is motivational in the sense that if someone from such a humble can make it then anyone can.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Anyone Can Do It?

    His story on building up the ice cream business and a few of the challenges that he faced.


    What does David Rintoul bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    I thought his voice was engaging and animated and made it an easy listen.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It didnt make me laugh or cry but i did find it motivational.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Robert 30/01/2015
    Robert 30/01/2015
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    "Great!"

    A highly recommended and inspirational book including good narration. Can't help but ponder buying an ice cream van now and getting started!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Martin
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    03/06/09
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    "Great listen!"

    Great inspiring story for entrepreneurs. Above all, the narrator's accent and enthusiasm while telling the story is contagious.
    If you're looking for "business secrets", this is not for you. But if you want to crack up and enjoy a good tycoon story, this is light, fun, enjoyable and inspiring.
    A definite thumbs up!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    13/10/16
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    "Incredibly inspiring and motivating journey!"

    The book is a perfect motivator for someone who loves entrepreneurship and business. More insight would definitely add value to it. Would love to see more from Duncan.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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